Netflix’s TV adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has cast Patrick Warburton* as the fictional author.
Although Snicket is credited as the writer of the book series, the name also serves as the pen name of the real author, Daniel Handler.
In the books, Lemony tasks himself with writing about the Baudelaire orphans for “many personal and legal reasons,” but never appears to meet the children in his novels. Some fans have speculated that he appears as “a taxi driver who appeared briefly in The Penultimate Peril, The Reptile Room and The Wide Window,” according to his Wikipedia page. “This man is heavily implied to be in the possession of the sugar bowl, a key plot element of the series, after recovering it from the pond within which it had been hidden.”
Jude Law voiced the role of Lemony Snicket in the Series of Unfortunate Events movie but did not appear on screen. According to Deadline, Patrick Warburton will actually appear in the TV show. An interesting change! Will he interact with the kids? Or will he be sitting in a big chair next to a fireplace as he narrates the story?
We’re also learning today that season 1 will consist of eight episodes. Presumably it’ll cover the first book, titled The Bad Beginning.
Filming is expected to begin soon in Canada. Netflix hasn’t set an airdate for the series.
*He’s that guy whose voice you know from shows like Family Guy and Seinfeld, and movies like The Emperor’s New Groove.